Manny Banuelos will be going to the Arizona Fall League after all. The Yankees were able to convince the Mexican League club that controls his winter ball rights to let him go to the AzFL, where he’ll throw 35-45 innings before being shut down. Dellin Betances, meanwhile, will go to Instructional League to work exclusively on his fielding, he will not pitch. He really hurt himself with some bad errors in the playoffs.
Double-A Trenton (5-0 loss to Altoona) Altoona now leads the best-of-five series two games to one … the fate of the season lies in Banuelos’ hands tomorrow
Austin Krum, CF & Luis Nunez, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Nunez K’ed
Justin Snyder, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Dan Brewer, RF: 2 for 3, 1 BB
Austin Romine, C, Marcos Vechionacci, 1B & Damon Sublett, LF: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Romine allowed a passed ball
Rene Rivera, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Cusick, 2B: 0 for 3
Adam Warren: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 2-4 GB/FB – the heater was sitting 91-94 … the wheels kinda came off in his final inning of work
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB
High-A Tampa beat Charlotte on Monday to win the Florida State League Championship, their second consecutive league title.
Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks are done. None of the three qualified for the postseason. Triple-A Scranton‘s season ended when they lost to Columbus in the first round of the International League playoffs.